Useful Links

Industry Bodies
VELG Training is Australia's leading provider of Vocational Education and Training (VET) professional development and consulting services. VELG also provides professional membership for VET practitioners. http://www.velgtraining.com/
 
ACPET The Australian Council for Private Education and Training is a national industry association for independent providers of post-compulsory education and training, for Australian and international students http://www.acpet.edu.au/

Trainer PD Trainerpd.com has been established to provide opportunities for trainers to meet their professional development and industry currency requirements under the standards for RTOs (2015).

Training Resources

Business, Tourism, Retail & TAE- I thoroughly recommend the texts by Lee Perlitz, well written and great quality text books, for more information check www.lptraining.com.au  


Regulators
The Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) is the national regulator for Australia’s vocational education and training sector. ASQA regulates courses and training providers to ensure nationally approved quality standards are met. www.asqa.gov.au 
 
The Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority (VRQA) is the statutory authority responsible for ensuring that employers of apprentices and trainees and providers of education and training (including course and qualification owners) meet quality standards, and that information is readily available to support informed choice in education and training. http://www.vrqa.vic.gov.au/
 
The Training Accreditation Council (TAC or the Council) is Western Australia's registering and course accrediting body. It is responsible for the quality assurance and recognition of vocational education and training (VET) services in WA. http://www.tac.wa.gov.au/
 
AVETMISS
NCVER provides all the information about how data is submitted, validated and submitted to the government. See below a range of links to help:

 
 
Keep up to date with what's happening with the VET Reform. http://vetreform.industry.gov.au/

 

Funding Bodies & Contracts
New South Wales Smart & Skilled- A single agreement covering both apprenticeships and public programs and running on calendar year contracts, 2017 applications are now closed but for more information see  https://smartandskilled.nsw.gov.au/for-training-providers 


Victorian Skills First- This will be a new program commencing from Jan 1, 2017 and will replace the old Victorian Training Guarantee, applications are closed and current providers are yet to receive notification, for more information go to http://www.education.vic.gov.au/skillsfirst/Pages/default.aspx 

Queensland Pre-Qualified Suppliers under VET Investment Program- There are three programs that run under this program, User Choice (Traineeships and Apprenticeships), Certificate 3 Guarantee and Higher Level Skills. Each has its own contract and requirements, but the first step for providers is to become a Pre-Qualified Supplier. For more information check out https://training.qld.gov.au/providers/pqs/become 

Western Australian Future Skills- Future Skills applications have recently closed, some providers (but not all) have received confirmation of contracts for next year, however, full details are due to be released in early December such as the 2017 business rules.There are three programs User Choice (Traineeships and Apprenticeships), Priority Industry Training and Participation Equity. Providers have a single agreement but multiple contracts against each qualification and program. For more information refer to http://www.futureskillswa.wa.gov.au/trainingproviders/Pages/default.aspx 

Australian Capital Territories Skilled Capital- Released in December 2014, Skilled Capital has a range of different initiatives that providers can be a part of if you want to find out more about becoming a provider you need to first stop here http://www.cmd.act.gov.au/skillscanberra/contact_training_and_tertiary_education and make sure you check out the ACT Quality Framework too! 

South Australias WorkReady- Not many providers have had much of a chance to operate under this contract and there has been a lot of changes in regards to data uploads, new STELA requirements and systems, additionally, most funding is done on program basis and requires strong industry consultation. For more information go to http://www.skills.sa.gov.au/for-training-providers/about-workready-contracts/apply-to-become-a-workready-service-provider 

 

I'll continue to add to this page, if there is specific information you want, make sure to email me at lauren@understandtae.com